General information about our language courses
At the Piccola Universita Italiana you will find just the language course in Italy you are looking for.
Who are our students?
The diversified selection of Italian language courses at our Italian language schools in Italy is directed at employees of international companies who need Italian in their professional lives, for university students who study romance languages or languages in general, or simply for people who appreciate this kind of cultural holiday through immersion where a better understanding of Italian culture and the Italian way of life is obtained.
A lot of our students just simply love Italy, Dolce Vita, Italian food, the Italian language and they value the professional and personal Italian lessons in a relaxed atmosphere.
Depending on the month of the year, age and nationality may vary.
The minimum age is 16 (for students aged 16-17,99 an authorization form signed by parents needs to be sent together with the booking).
Read more about our students here.
Our Italian language schools offer a number of services included in the obligatory inscription fee:
- Course book and lesson material, writing pad, school bag
- Written and oral placement test
- Certificate and confirmation of participation
- Map and information, excursion tips
- Club card
- Presentation including a welcome cocktail
- Historical guided tour
- Video evenings and Italian film classics
- 2 half day excursions in the school’s mini bus OR
in case that accommodation was arranged through the school, students may also choose the pick-up transfer on arrival and on departure
– for the school in Trieste: from and to the following airports: Trieste (TRS), Venezia Marco Polo (VCE), Treviso (TSF) and Ljubljana (LJU)
– for the school in Tropea: from and to the following airport: Lamezia Terme (SUF)
Group courses with only 3 – 8 students per class
To enable you as many chances as possible to practise speaking we limit group numbers of our group courses to a maximum of 8 participants at each level. On the first day of the language course, all students participate in a written and oral placement test. This test is the basis for placement in one of our 15 levels of competence. In case it is not possible for a student to be allocated to a group at the right level (with 3-8 participants), then this student will be placed in a 2 to 1 course or will receive private tuition with the number of lessons reduced by half. The language students are in this way guaranteed highest learning efficiency.
The course is designed to satisfy your individual language needs, this is achieved by placing you at the level of competence exactly right for you.
Placement into groups of 15 levels of language competence
It is very important to us that our students are placed into groups at the right language level. The first Monday of the language course starts with a written test which takes about 30 minutes, the test is then corrected in the framework of an oral test.
Students at the Piccola Università Italiana are placed into one of 15 levels of language competence!
The Italian language courses at the Piccola Universita Italiana are designed to satisfy the diversified needs and wishes of our students. The course programme is expanding constantly.
Duration of a lesson
The duration of a lesson unit for all Italian language courses is 55 minutes in all Italian language courses at our Italian language school.
N.B.: (The duration of our Junior programme and most activity plus elements have a different lesson duration.)
Our course programme is divided into the following categories: